The letter Q is not a frequently used letter in the English language. When it is used, rarely does one find it at the end of a word.
The letter Q is frequently followed by the letter U, for the resulting sound of "cue" when pronounced. When Q does end a word, it is often because the word is not of English origin, it is an abbreviation, it is a proper place, or it is a person's name.
To further explore words that end with the letter Q, you can use yourDictionary's search feature. Type in either a "?" symbol or an "*" followed by the letter Q. This will result in pulling up words that have at least one letter before Q in those words. Of the results, 29 end in the letter Q (not counting the entries for the letter itself).
Many of the entries are for abbreviations. For example, NASDAQ stands for "National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System." Other abbreviations include:
Famous people and places are also found with the letter Q as the last letter. Results from yourDictionary include:
Consult yourDictionary.com for further definitions of any abbreviation or proper name discussed above.
Two words ending in Q that are not abbreviations or proper names are within yourDictionary. They are both of origins other than English. One of those words is qepiq, which is the term for currency in Azerbaijan. The other word is suq. Suq is a variant of souk, which is part of a marketplace in an Arab city.
The A-Z-Dictionaries.com's Blogspot features a listing of various words ending in the letter Q. These words include a number of proper nouns. The words listed are truly trivial, as many are from foreign languages and may be outdated spellings. These words include sadiq, sambuq, and nastaliq, among others.
A number of the words provided have become obsolete, so the historical background of the word is provided in parenthesis. These words may not be found in modern English dictionaries.
Competitive Scrabble players know that the letter Q is one of the least used letters in the English language. Along with the letter Z, it is awarded 10 points on using it alone. While many players may hold onto the letter Q in hopes of drawing a U, it is good to learn some words that end in Q in order to continue play without a U.
Acceptable words within Scrabble play that end in the letter Q includes:
Because words such as tsaddiq and suq have updated spellings, it is important to use a Scrabble dictionary to check any words that end in the letter Q. Use both the TWL and SOWPODS dictionaries (official dictionaries for tournament play) to look up acceptable words. As they can be regularly updated online, you can check for new additions each time you play.